11 July 2018
Lightwood Directors, Phil Chichester and James Turner were invited by the National Trust as the key note speakers to present to members of the National Planning Forum and The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) at their event, “NPPF and the Environment – The right homes in the right places?”.
Lightwood have been recognised as a company that is able to deliver strategic new settlements that respond positively to the surrounding landscape and biodiversity, future proofing the new settlements for generations to come.
The starting point with all schemes is the contract and having a good relationship with the landowner. Securing land at the right price enables a pure masterplanning process as schemes are designed around landscape and biodiversity constraints rather than economic drivers, ensuring that the right homes are in the right place. The schemes do not necessarily cost more money to deliver but take more input from the promoters and consultants to design.
Lightwood’s partnership with industry leader, Bosch, ensures the infrastructure is future proofed by embedding the latest innovative ideas of today.
The very valuable consequence of this work is that you deliver a scheme where people want to live. Improving house sales rates and values while providing a net biodiversity gain that would not be afforded without the delivery of new homes.